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ICYMI: The Week in Music

Slide 1 of 47: In this Oct. 20, 2014 file photo, Neil Diamond performs on NBC's "Today" show in New York.

Neil Diamond diagnosed with Parkinson's

Tuesday Neil Diamond announced his retirement from touring due to his recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. Based on his doctors’ advice, the third leg of Diamond’s 50th Anniversary tour, scheduled for Australia and New Zealand in March, has been cancelled.

Diamond said in a statement that he plans to continue writing and recording. He turned 77 on Jan. 24 and will be honored at the Grammy Awards when the Recording Academy presents him with its Lifetime Achievement Award Sunday night.

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